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Place Category: Beaches
Hengistbury Head is a headland jutting into the English Channel between Bournemouth and Christchurch, at the end is a spit that creates the narrow entrance to Christchurch Harbour.
Hengistbury Head beach is a pebble beach below the imposing clay and ironstone cliffs, with the Hengistbury Head Nature Reserve separates Poole Bay and Christchurch Bay and is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).
Not so much a beach holiday location but a good place to explore and go for walks along gravel paths throughout the nature reserve.
Facilities include pay and display car park, toilets, cafe and the Hengistbury Head Centre.
We have no current information on dog restrictions for Hengistbury Head Beach.
Hengistbury Head Beach 7-day Weather Forecast
Light rain tomorrow through next Saturday, with temperatures falling to 14°C next Saturday.Mostly cloudy starting in the evening.Today's Forecast
14->190% 46% 9 mph
6:56 am 7:05 pmLight rain starting in the afternoon.Sunday, Sep 24th
14->1734% 77% 10 mph
6:57 am 7:02 pmLight rain until afternoon, starting again in the evening.Monday, Sep 25th
13->1658% 100% 7 mph
6:59 am 7:00 pmPartly cloudy throughout the day.Tuesday, Sep 26th
11->1712% 39% 1 mph
7:00 am 6:58 pmRain starting in the evening.Wednesday, Sep 27th
12->1755% 66% 12 mph
7:02 am 6:56 pmOvercast throughout the day.Thursday, Sep 28th
11->1520% 99% 5 mph
7:03 am 6:53 pmLight rain in the morning and afternoon.Friday, Sep 29th
13->1726% 100% 13 mph
7:05 am 6:51 pmRain overnight.Saturday, Sep 30th
10->1422% 60% 8 mph
7:06 am 6:49 pm
Hengistbury Head Beach Tide Times
Hengistbury Head Beach Bathing Water QualityWater samples are taken at regular intervals during the bathing season and at the end of the season the water quality is classified as:
- Excellent: the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest
- Good: generally good water quality
- Sufficient: meets minimum standards
- Poor: You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.
Photos from around the surrounding area